Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Arrest Illegal Alien with Felony Warrant
Honduran National Wanted in Galveston
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran national with an active warrant for cocaine possession, after he made illegal entry into the United States, Nov. 4.
“Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend and interdict illegal aliens who have extensive criminal history,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Keeping America safe from criminals is one of our key priorities.”
Agents apprehended Orlin Ersides Escobar-Villanueva, a 36-year-old Honduran national, shortly after he made illegal entry into the United States. During processing, records checks revealed the 36-year-old had an active extraditable warrant out of Galveston for possession of cocaine. The subject had also been convicted in 2006 for Driving While Intoxicated in Beaumont.
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office will be extraditing the subject for the active felony warrant. As an illegal alien, the subject faces a charge of 8 USC § 1325 – unlawful entry, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
The subject was accompanied by his minor children who will be processed as per CBP guidelines.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.